Major Hamfests Plan Return to In-Person Gatherings
Both the Orlando
Hamcation® and the Dayton Hamvention® plan on returning to in-person gatherings
in 2022. Orlando
will host the 2022 ARRL National Convention, which will also feature a day of
"training tracks" prior to the start of the hamfest, according to the
ARRL Letter. The four parallel training
tracks will be Contest University, the Emergency Communications Academy,
"Hands-On Handbook" and
Technology Academy, all led by well-known experts in the various subject areas.
Dayton is also planning a return to an in-person
hamfest after being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of Covid, according to
Southgate Amateur Radio News. Nominations are now open for the prestigious Dayton awards - Amateur of
the Year, Technical Achievement, Special Achievement and Club of the Year.
Nominations are due by February 15, 2022. Details may be found at